How to Make Money Blogging
By Neil Patel
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Is it actually possible to make a living out of blogging? Or is it just a myth?
Here’s the good news: You CAN make money from blogging. You just have to do it right.
Take my blog as an example.
Blogging played a crucial role in my success. But reaching this point did have its fair share of obstacles, mistakes, and lessons.
Currently, my revenue is $381,772 for 30 days.
Now, that’s a LOT of money, especially for a blog.
But how am I able to pull this off?
I was completely dedicated and put in tons of hard work to create useful and detailed content and use relevant images to provide accurate and thorough information to my readers.
This helped me become an authoritative figure and thought leader in my niche.
And no, it doesn’t have to take you years to become a successful blogger.
Knowing the art of consistently churning out top-quality content, driving search engine traffic, leveraging social media, and generating leads is great. But you also need to know how to make money from your blog.
The process is certainly challenging, especially with the internet painted with a lot of bad advice.
But this isn’t one of those articles.
In this guide, I’ll show you the exact way to make money from blogging by avoiding the mistakes I’d made in my 10-year journey. So not only will your blogging success be easier, but it also is quicker.
Excited? Let’s begin.
Your 2-Minute Cheat Sheet
The very first thing you need to start making money is to come up with an idea and the name for your blog. Think through the topics you’d want to write about often.
After that, sign up for the Basic plan with Bluehost. Even if you don’t have much of a budget, this is practically a steal at just $2.95 per month.
Set up your account, taking care to skip all the add-ons except for domain privacy and protection. A few extra dollars for better privacy and security is an investment.
And with this, you’ll have your own blog domain. Hurrah!
The next steps will have you installing WordPress and then finally writing and publishing your first blog post.
Once you’ve posted a couple of blogs and have started to attract some traffic, you can work on monetizing it to make your first dollars.
For this, you’ll have to sign up for a Google AdSense and Amazon Associates account to make money through ads and affiliate marketing, respectively. You can also sell your own products and services after successfully driving high traffic to your site.
That was the basics. Let’s get into the details now.
Step 1: Figure Out Your Blog’s Niche
The first on the agenda is to decide what your blog is going to be about. Whether you want to talk about marketing, CBD, veganism, or just random life stories, figure it out.
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